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Thursday, 11 June 2015

Atkins May Project: Anthology - Review

CD Review: Newly Released "Best Of" Albums From Atkins May Project And Lucifer's Friend Remind Us Of Greatness

After almost five years of metal mayhem, former Judas Priest vocalist Al Atkins and guitarist Paul May thought it was the right time to release an "Anthology" of their favorite songs from the Atkins May Project (AMP). The new eleven-song release breaks the album up into "Act 1" and "Act 2," grouping the songs together that help create that full-on metal sound. The new album also contains an unreleased cover of Phil Collin's "In The Air Tonight," which is almost completely unrecognizable except for the undeniable lyrics. The "Anthology" begins with the nine-minute progressive-metal thunder of "Here Comes The Rain" from last year's "Empire of Destruction" album. Paul May's guitar solo becomes the focus of the song as he grabs your attention and never lets go for a moment. The intensity continues with "Enslaved To Love," and with speed of "The Shallowing," before reaching the stomping rhythm of "Bitter Waters." The second half of the album starts out with the Judas Priest-like tone of "Dream Maker" from their critically acclaimed debut album "Serpents Kiss." AMP slows the tempo down with "Valley Of Shadows" and finishes with the twelve-minute prog-metal epic "Whisper To The Wind." Listening to these songs together showcases the growth between Aktins' vocals and May's guitar that has taken three albums to build. To find out more about the new Atkins May Project "Anthology," please visit gonzomultimedia.com.

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AT GONZO:
Anthology
CD - £9.99

Empire of Destruction
CD/DVD - £9.99

Valley of Shadows/The Serpents Kiss
2CD - £9.99

Valley of Shadows
CD - £9.99

The Serpents Kiss
CD - £9.99

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